Spring Registration Deposits Are Past Due

If you plan to enroll for the Spring semester at Bard Prep but have not submitted your deposit, please contact us as soon as possible to guarantee a spot with your teacher.  New student registration has begun and un-secured spots are now up for grabs.  Many of our teachers have waiting lists so open spots won’t last long.

Send us an email at bardprep@bard.edu if you have questions or to secure your spot for the Spring semester.

Bake Sale – Excellent Week, Thank You!

We had a lot of delicious food and helpers this week.  Thank you so much for stepping up!

The total was a whopping $433!!! on November 21!  Thank You!

December 5th Sign Up Here:


Treats for Scholarships Total:  $3,951!

November 21 – $433

November 14 – $293

November 7 – $395

October 31 – $361

October 24 – $423

October 17 – $364

October 3 – $356

September 26 – $478

September 19 – $448

September 12 – $400


December 12 and 19 Final Recital Information

The Final Recitals will take place the last 2 weeks of this semester, December 12 and 19.

Final Recital #1 – December 12, 3:00 pm (time subject to change) – Olin Hall: performers will be the students of:

Amy Palomo
Luba Poliak
Shar Shuai
Susanne Son
Anna Stoytcheva
Cynthia Tobey

Final Recitals #2 and #3 – Dec 19, 2:30 and 4:00 pm (times subject to change) – Bito CPS:  performers will be the students of:

Helena Baillie
David Degge
Lucy Dhegrae
Juan Gallastegui
Renana Gutman
Sean Katsuyama
Jaram Kim
Hiroko Sasaki
Megan Shumate
David Temple

Upcoming Faculty Performances


Bulgarian Concert Evenings Series – Click Here for More Information

  • Wednesday, February 24th , 2016 at 7:00PM, Bulgarian Consulate General, NYC

American Chamber Players Series – Click Here for More Information

  • Sunday, January 17th, 2016 at 3:00pm, Society of the Four Arts, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Saturday, April 2nd, 2016, 7:30PM, Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE
  • Sunday, April 3rd, 2016, 3:00pm, Vesper Concerts, Omaha, NE
  • Friday, April 15th, 2016, 8:00pm, Charlotte Concerts, NC
  • Monday, April 18th, 2016 at 8:00pm, Converse College, Spartanburg, NC

Bard Prep Informational Links – Prep Faculty Video links, Practice Buddies, Babysitters and Tutors, Classics on Hudson, Catskill Jazz Factory

BARD PREP FACULTY IN ACTION!  Here are some great links to performances, lessons, and cd’s from our teachers so you can see and hear them in action.


TUTOR/BABYSITTER LIST – Please Submit Names and Suggestions if you have them!






This Saturday, November 21 – Free Family Concert featuring Bard Prep Faculty!

This Saturday, November at 4 pm on November 21, the annual Hudson Valley Chamber Music Circle/Bard Prep Faculty and Student Family Concert will take place in the Bito Building Performance Space.  This is always a fun event.  Come hear your teachers play solo pieces and chamber music in a casual family concert.  Kids of all ages are welcome, and kids sit on the floor up front!  This year’s faculty performers are Amy Travis, Jaram Kim, Sean Katsuyama, and Cynthia Tobey.

HVCMC 2015 Concert Poster

Student Composition Recitals this Saturday

This Saturday, November 21st, student Composition Recitals will take place throughout the day at the Bito Conservatory Performance Space, during the Musicianship class times.  Students should go to their regularly scheduled Musicianship classes and the teachers will bring them to the Bito CPS for their performances.  Not all classes are participating so please look through the following details carefully and let us know if you have any questions.

10:30-11:00 am – Composition Recital #1 – Participants:

Shawn’s Composition Students – Ethan, Aleksandra

Shawn’s 10 am Musicianship Class – Christopher, Anthony, Eleanor


11:30-12:00 – Composition Recital #2 – Participants:

Shawn’s 11:00 Musicianship Class – Betty, Cate, Hannah, Gillian, Francesca, Jack N, Brandon, Calvin, Cassandra, Lucia


1:00-1:30 – Composition Recital #3 – Participants:

David T’s 12:30 Musicianship Class – Jack B, Piper, Isabella, Elischka, Georgina


2:30-3:00 – Composition Recital #4 – Participants:

David T’s 2:00 Musicianship Class – Malachi, Sam, Rafi, Aidan, Ashok, Ani S, Vivien

& Shawn’s 2:15 Musicianship Class – Sophie, Daisy, Fiona, Isabel, Morgan, Jonah, Arseny, Maggie

Fall Fest Recap! Thanks for a Great Event!

Dancing at Fall Fest
Square Dancing
Watch out for that Dart! (and the guy in the wig!)
Arts and Crafts
Arts and Crafts
Face Painting
Face (and hand) Painting
Parent Musical Chairs
Musical Chairs for the Parents!

The 2nd Annual Bard Prep Fall Festival Fundraiser took place on Sunday.  We had a great time dancing, playing games, eating, and spending time together in the Bard Prep Community.

Thank you to all of our attendees and especially to all of the parent and student volunteers that made the Fall Festival a special and successful event!